Penn State Cracks The Top Ten In Niche’s 2018 Party School Ranking
Penn State has been named the eighth best party school in the nation in 2018 according to Niche, a website that helps prospective college students find the perfect university.
In its assessment of the best party schools, Niche considers information gathered from student surveys about the party scene, U.S. Census data on access to bars and restaurants, and its own grade of a university’s athletics and Greek life. Each factor is weighted, with the most importance — 70 percent — placed on the student surveys.
Some Penn Staters may not be so proud of being a top ten party school, understandably so. But you know what they say: “Work hard, play hard.” It should also be noted that in no way does this list imply that we party excessively — just that when we do party, it’s the best. Essentially, this ranking just confirms what we all already knew: Penn State football is great, and celebrating it is even better.
The real reason why Penn Staters should be mad is because we came in second place in the Big Ten — BEHIND IOWA. I have no clue what’s going down in those cornfields that could possibly be better than Happy Valley, but the Hawkeyes somehow claimed number four on Niche’s list.
Two more Big Ten schools, Indiana and Illinois, rounded out the Top Ten. Ohio State fell to No. 18 and Michigan came in at No. 22 — probably because Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh suck the fun out of their respective universities.